New York Business Expo 2017 – Why You Should Attend

Business man giving a seminar to small business owners at the NY Business Expo
October 26, 2017

Mark your calendars for November 7 because this is a very important day for small business owners. The New York Business Expo & Conference is scheduled on this particular Tuesday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and it’s the #1 business conference, trade show, and networking event of its kind in the region.

In this article, we’d like to share some information about the upcoming small business expo in New York City and why it’s a must-attend event for business owners and leaders in our area. There are some really exciting speakers and exhibitors lined up, so don’t miss out on taking your company to the next level with a little help from your peers, mentors, and colleagues.

Who Should Attend the NY Expo Trade Show?

Unlike some other business conferences in NYC that take place over several days, everything at the NY Expo is jam-packed into one comprehensive day. This is good news for busy professionals who don’t have a lot of time to step away from their day-to-day responsibilities. Plan to spend the whole day here, from 9am to 5pm because there’s a lot going on each and every hour. For the past 11 years, this has been the largest B-to-B trade show of its kind and the only one that provides small and mid-sized business with this high level of opportunity to grow their businesses.

This is a place for executives from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries to come together to learn, explore, and network through unique meetings and shows. Company presidents, senior vice presidents, business owners, marketing directors, CEOs, and sales managers can all benefit from the information offered at the NY Expo this year. The ideas that you’ll take away from this event can be immediately implemented into your own business to help you pursue your passion and boost your bottom line.

Reasons to Attend this Small Business Expo

The conference sessions offered at the NY Expo are highly educational and focused on helping you grow your business. Meanwhile, seminars are offered in a variety of areas, such as sales, marketing, social media, and financing. There will also be approximately 175 booths set up on the floor of the Jacob Javits Center to help you learn about the products and services that your business may benefit from. The types of companies setting up here range from website to payroll and insurance specialists and much more.

Networking is also a huge part of this small business expo, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet potential customers and partners at the opening breakfast, while exchanging business cards on the show floor, and on your own after the event. And of course, one of the most inspiring reasons to attend NY Expo is the keynote speakers. Motivational keynotes can give you new ideas and that extra edge to grow your business.

Conference Schedule for New York Businesses

At the small business expo, general sessions will kick off at 10am and address topics like digital marketing, securing financing, and content marketing. The next batches of general sessions take place at 12:15pm and then again at 2:30pm, with keynote speakers presenting at 1:30 and 3:45. There are lots of other interesting topics that will be discussed in these educational sessions too, such as search engine optimization, accounting practices for small businesses, gaining credibility, and succeeding in the modern social media environment.

Women Lead & Learn is a featured workshop highlights the work of legendary women who are experts in their fields of business. Meanwhile, the SCORE Round Tables & New York Women in Business Seminars will be taking place on the expo show floor to educate attendees on many important business topics. At the Community Partners Pavilion, experts from chambers of commerce branches, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal agencies will present useful information and resources that exist throughout New York.

New York Expo Center Keynote Speakers

David Meltzer, Forbes’ “Top 10 Keynote Speaker” and a bestselling author, is the 2017 featured keynote speaker at this year’s conference. Meltzer has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the fields of sports, technology legal, and entertainment. He will be presenting “7 Principles for Success: How to Thrive in Your Business and Life” from 1:30-2:15 on the day of the trade show.

The other keynote speaker this year is Bill Walsh, a venture capitalist and business coach who is the CEO and founder of Powerteam International. He’s the author of the bestselling book, The Obvious, and a global speaker known for inspiring audiences to increase revenue and productivity. His keynote presentation will take place from 3:45-5:00pm.

In addition to these two inspiring men, general session speakers this year include Terry Frishman of Culinest, Dr. Neva Alexander of NEVA Alliance, Christine Gallagher of, Adrienne Garland of She Leads Media, and Carl Gould of 7 Stage Advisors. Many general sessions will have one or more speakers, while others will take on a panel discussion format. You can learn more about these speakers’ backgrounds and industry focuses, as well as information about the many other speakers who will be presenting on the 7th by browsing the NY Expo event page.

Small Business Expo Exhibitors

Another much-anticipated part of this year’s event at the New York expo center is the trade show with exhibitors from a wide variety of industries. You can find a map of the expo floor on the event website to help you navigate the booths and head over to the ones that are most relevant to your business needs. Examples of few of the many companies that will be here are Altice Business, Dot Generation, T-Mobile USA, Triboro Printing, and VoIPX International.

Practical Details about the New York Business Expo

The conference and trade show are taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention in Hall 1A, which is located at 655 West 34th Street in New York City. Registration for the 2017 NY Expo is open and very affordable for small and mid-sized businesses on a tight budget. A VIP all-access pass is $30 in advance or $40 onsite, which grants you access to the all educational sessions, networking functions, and VIP benefits. A premium education pass is just $20 in advance or $30 onsite, and show floor only passes are free when you register online or $10 onsite on the event day.

Details with driving directions from elsewhere in New York, public transportation, taxi service, hotels, and parking garages can be found here. For additional information about the event, reach out to Event Management, LLC at 866-443-8368 or The New York Business Expo is presented by AmVenture, features Dell Smart Business, and is sponsored by Gold Partners Altice Business, BusinessBlocks, HSBC, XERO, and TD Bank.

Renting Office Space to Prepare for the Trade Show

In addition to getting familiar with these practical details, there are other things you can do in advance to prepare for the upcoming trade show. For example, many businesses planning to travel to attend the show or that work with remote employees find it beneficial to rent out office space in Midtown NYC. This is a great way to gather your team all in one place, meet with new potential partners and clients, and put newly learned strategies into motion. And with the convention center so close by, you and your team will be right in the middle of all the action on November 7.

NYC Office Suites offers many office space configurations with executive-style furnishings, plug-and-play telecommunication systems, and high-speed internet. Meeting spaces, conference facilities, and day offices are all at your fingertips when you contact us to tell us about your business’ needs. We hope you’ll make it to this year’s New York Business Expo & Conference, and we’re so happy to be a part of the local small business community!

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